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My first BC winter is here!

Hey guys! Just wanted to let you know at how bad I am at upkeeping a blog. I actually attempt to run my own blog that I haven’t posted on in many months. In my defense, the whole full-time career, mothering, and attempting to keep my house from being condemned because of my 2 insane toddlers running around in their underwear all day keeps me pretty busy, but I’ll do my best to keep y’all entertained.

We moved here in June from Yellowknife. It is hard to compare the two as they are vastly different and have their own unique charm, but it’s safe to say we love BC.

Fast forward to November, the love has grown and the snow has fallen. This is where the real vast difference comes into play. In YK right now it’s already -25 and they’ve had snow for weeks. Here in Terrace, it is a beautiful temperature hovering around zero, the mountains have dressed themselves in their finest white gowns and when it is clear out your eyes can’t control themselves and dart everywhere looking at the spectacular beauty.

Soon this area will be pack with the #snowking and all his disciples. For now… peaceful beauty.

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Now don’t get me wrong. CFNR plays a lot of Ragged Ass Road and every time I hear it, it takes me back to the sub arctic where winter reigns supreme in its perfect wonderland and locals dawn their finest long underwear 8 months of the year, but there is something about this place that is absolutely amazing.

I woke up a couple of days ago to my 3-year-old son outside in his rubber boots and jacket rolling in the snow because he was so happy to see it. It’s been like that every morning, and the reason I love it so much is because it’s not -25 and the kids can go outside without being so bundled up they look like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and when they fall over they can’t get back up.

I’m looking forward to not having my car as a frozen block for weeks on end, and seeing more than 3-4 hours of sunlight for months.

Now tell me, since you’re from around here, what’s your favourite winter activity. Everywhere is different and every place is unique, so what memories can I look forward to BC implanting in my family for the rest of our lives?

Show me what you’ve got BC!

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